Button/ clothing

Object Number: 
2002.1.3370
Date: 
1910-1920
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/2 x 7/8 and 5/8 in. diameter
Description: 
Three copper colored metal military clothes buttons, two large and one small, the tops embossed with two female figures, probably Justice (with scales) and Progress, flanking a shield with a sunrise, mountains, and sailing ships below a spread winged eagle on a globe and over a banner embossed "Excelsior". The reverse are engraved "Ridabock & Co./ New York". Probably vintage World War I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group